One day after new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci made headlines for a vulgar and unhinged rant to theNew Yorker, his wife, Deidre Ball, has filed for divorce.

Ball reportedly left the 52-year-old over his new career as President Donald Trump’s communications director. According to a source at Page Six, Ball was tired of Scaramucci’s “naked ambition” which “left her at her wits’ end.”

Ball, 38, worked as a vice president in investor relations for SkyBridge Capital, a firm founded by Scaramucci in 2005. The two began dating in 2011 and were married three years later. The pair’s marriage is Scaramucci’s second.

Another source close to the Communications Director told Page Six that Ball is “not a fan of Trump,” and was not supportive of Scaramucci’s push to work at the White House.


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The insider continued, “I don’t know who Deidre thought she was marrying but anyone who knows Anthony knows he’s an ambitious man.”

Scaramucci tweeted in reference to the divorce report on Friday, writing, “Leave civilians out of this. I can take the hits, but I would ask that you would put my family in your thoughts and prayers & nothing more”.

In another tweet on Saturday, Scaramucci wrote that his family “does not need to be drawn into this” and that he would not be making further comments about the divorce.

Scaramucci, who refers to himself as “The Mooch.” is a former New York financier, was appointed as communications director just a week ago – the same day Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation.

The story of Scaramucci’s divorce broke just ahead of the news that John Kelly would replace Reince Priebus as the White House’s chief of staff. Priebus was the subject of much of Scaramucci’s profanity-filled rant to the New Yorker, with Scaramucci believing Priebus to be the source of the frequent White House intel leaks.

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